Offered for sale, a beautiful and superb condition BMW 323Ci coupe first registered in June 2000.
With a silky smooth six cylinder 2.5 litre engine, this lovely 3 series has covered just 65K miles in the hands of only 3 careful owners, the most recent of which took delivery in 2004.
Brand new BMW Approved Bridgestone Tyres fitted.
There is a full service history and a large file of paperwork to back-up mileage and proper maintenance.
Registration No. W112AKO
In standard trim the 323Ci came very well equipped, including but not limited to:
Automatic air conditioning - climate control
Airbags - driver and front passenger with head and side airbags in addition
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Automatic Stability Control +
Traction + Cornering Brake Control
BMW light alloy wheels 7-star
BMW Business Radio/Cassette with 6 CD multi-changer
BMW tool kit in boot
Colour coded body
Courtesy light package
Electric front seats with driver memory
Electric adjustable and heated blue tint mirrors with auto dip for reversing
Electric front windows + electric rear quarter opening windows
Front fog lamps
First aid kit
Heated washer jets
Illuminated centre console
Lowered Sports suspension
On board computer
Outside Temperature Display
Remote central locking with remote boot release and convenience opening/closing
Space saver spare wheel
Sports leather steering wheel, adjustable and multi-function
Third Brake Light
Through-loading system with 60/40 split rear seat
Two Keys with Car Key Memory
Window surround in chrome
This particular car was tastefully specified by the first keeper in Orient Blue Metallic Paint (BMW code 317) combined with extended Nappa Leather Mosaik upholstery in light beige (BMW code Q9HC) with high quality Myrtle wood trim to doors, dashboard and gear selector.
You can imagine the original owner perusing the brochure and thoughtfully considering the choices and combinations of colour and trim. A copy of the original brochure forms part of the comprehensive documentation which includes Owner Handbook (both for the car and BMW Business Radio) and booklet of all European BMW Service Centres all in the original black BMW embossed wallet.
Velour floor mats, heated seats and front armrest add to the interior comfort and ambience along with Cruise Control for wafting along.
The S785A White Indicator Light Package also specified on this car really set it apart.
A Smoker Package was also added though the car has never seen a smoker inside but this does provide for a useful and functional power socket.
Manufactured on 25th April 2000 the vehicle was first registered in the UK on 8th June 2000 the first owner having taken delivery of the car in Hamburg Germany as was common at the time. Unusually as part of the documentation records kept with this car is the original EC-Certificate of Conformity unique to this vehicle.
BMW operate on a variable service programme based on mileage and use and alternate between Oil and Inspection (I and II) Services.
After PDI the first service was carried out on 14th November 2001 at Stephen James a London based BMW dealer still existing.
Service Record and History:
Oil Service (including Microfilter) - 14th November 2001. Mileage 12585
Transfer of Ownership - 27th September 2002 a lady in Bedford acquired the vehicle as the second keeper
MOT - 3rd July 2003. Mileage 21950
Inspection 1 Service (including Microfilter and bodywork inspection) - 27th February 2004. Mileage 28794
Traded in to Elms BMW Bedford and prepared by them for sale:
MOT - 30th March 2004. Mileage 29567
Transfer of Ownership - 1st April 2004 a gentleman in Bedford acquired the vehicle from Elms and would be the only keeper going forward cherishing the car for 15 more years (and covering less than 36,000 miles in that time) prior to trading it in for a Mercedes in the Spring 2019. A Used Vehicle Invoice from Elms Bedford shows the gentleman paid £17280 for W112 AKO (using a variety of Building Society cheques!) Elms provided an approved used BMW wallet with the car which is retained along with period AA Membership card and information. The car still wears the Elms BMW number plates.
The new keeper used Knightsmead Garage of Castle Road Bedford for servicing and MOT requirements going forward with the uninterrupted record as follows:
MOT - 17th March 2005. Mileage 32853
Oil Service (including Microfilter) - 27th March 2006. Mileage 36499
MOT - 27th March 2006. Mileage 36499. No advisories
MOT - 26th March 2007. Mileage 40293. No advisories
Inspection II Service (including Microfilter) - 25th April 2008. Mileage 43762
MOT - 25th April 2008. Mileage 43762. No advisories
MOT - 24th April 2009. Mileage 45514. No advisories
Oil Service (including Microfilter) - 23rd April 2010. Mileage 47816
MOT - 23rd April 2010. Mileage 47816. No advisories Oil Service - 26th April 2011, Mileage 49777
MOT - 26th April 2011. Mileage 49777. No advisories
Inspection II Service (including Microfilter) - 25th April 2012. Mileage 52465
MOT - 25th April 2012. Mileage 52465. No advisories
Oil Service (including Microfilter) - 15th April 2013. Mileage 54434
MOT - 15th April 2013 - this was a fail for the nearside headlamp not working on main beam! Soon fixed and MOT issued same day, though with advisories on slightly deteriorated front suspension bushes. These were replaced with no subsequent advisories on this matter. Mileage 54434
Oil Service (including Microfilter) - 24th April 2014. Mileage 55764
MOT - 24th April 2014. Mileage 55764. No advisories
Inspection 1 Service (including Microfilter) - 22nd April 2015. Mileage 56606
MOT - 22nd April 2015. Mileage 56606. No advisories
Oil Service - 24th April 2016. Mileage 58078
MOT - 24th April 2016. Mileage 58078. No advisories (other than noting plastic under-trays fitted)
Oil Service - 25th April 2017. Mileage 59838
MOT - 25th April 2017. Mileage 59838. No advisories (other than noting plastic under-trays fitted and a worn tyre)
MOT - 24th April 2018. Mileage 62564. This was a fail for offside rear direction bulb incorrect colour and insufficient washer jets! Again fixed same day and MOT issued.
A service was also carried out in April 2018, the Service Interval Indicator built into the car currently states :
Next Inspection Service due 12200 miles Brake Fluid due 04.20
Air-Con Service - 31st May 2018. Recharged and no leaks detected. The Air-Con blows ice cold and all heater valves and flaps are operational giving heating or cooling as and where required.
MOT - 16th May 2019 (failed on Stop Lamp bulb repaired same day resulting in pass with no advisories). Mileage 65454
The car has just been fully inspected and all fluids are fresh and topped up and all filters clean. Everything works as it should.
A further 12 Months MOT will be applied on sale.
Brake Fluid was changed in April 2018 and this will be done again prior to sale.
FOUR BRAND NEW BMW Approved Bridgestone tyres have just been fitted as the others were too old even though they had lots of tread on them.
We have also replaced the Valve Rocker Cover Gasket, a common issue on the E46.
Its an excellent period BMW in excellent condition for less money than 2 years depreciation on an average new car.
We have many more hi-definition photographs available detailing the amazing condition of this car in all aspects.
We are close to the M4 and A34 junctions to Newbury. Viewing by appointment. Call or email us ANYTIME on the details below for a friendly chat. All of our vehicles are checked and prepared to the highest standards and can be viewed in our purpose built and fully lit unit day or night. Any inspection welcome and we have a ramp available for viewing.
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